Wisconsin Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks makes insanity plea, argues 'not guilty by mental disease'

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Wisconsin Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. – the man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he plowed his vehicle through a crowd of revelers in Waukesha late last year – has changed his plea to "not guilty by mental disease or defect," records show.

Darrell Brooks Jr. appeared in court on Monday, when his attorney revealed his client was changing his plea from "not guilty" to "not guilty by mental disease or defect." Waukesha County court records show Brooks has since been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow on Monday also denied defense attorneys’ request to change the location of the trial, and also rejected their request that prospective jurors be brought in from a different county.

A spokesperson for defense attorneys Jeremy Perri and Anna M. Kees did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Records still show the trial against Brooks, 40, is scheduled to begin in early October, despite defense attorneys’ efforts to have the date pushed back.

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